USS Coronado arrives in Singapore on 16-month deployment

first_img View post tag: LCS U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado arrived in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) October 3 while on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia.The ship departed Hawaii for a 16-month rotational deployment to the 7th Fleet in September after spending a month in port for repairs on the ship’s propulsion plant.Coronado is the first Independence-variant LCS to deploy to the U.S. 7th Fleet as part of an initiative to deploy multiple LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region in just a few years.The Freedom-class LCS variants USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth have previously deployed to the region. Coronado, like Freedom and Fort Worth, will operate from Singapore as a maintenance hub and rotationally deploy crews during the deployment.“Similar to the Freedom and Fort Worth deployments, Coronado will participate in exercises and engagements throughout South and Southeast Asia and beyond,” said Capt. H. B. Le, commodore, Destroyer Squadron 7. “The LCS platform is well suited for this region and provides a unique opportunity for our partner and allied nations to operate alongside one of our navy’s newest and most advanced platforms.”The Independence variant boasts a larger flight deck than the Freedom variant, allowing for expanded aviation operations with regional navies, and has more fuel capacity providing increased operational capabilities. View post tag: USS Coronado View post tag: US 7th Fleet USS Coronado arrives in Singapore on 16-month deployment Authoritiescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Coronado arrives in Singapore on 16-month deployment View post tag: US Navy October 4, 2016 Share this articlelast_img read more


Odds & Ends: Hamilton’s Heading Down Under & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. What Comes Next? Hamilton’s Heading Down UnderSatisfied? Hamilton is conquering the world! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s gargantuan Broadway hit, which as previously reported will be opening in London next year, is also set to transfer to Australia and continental Europe after that. The tuner’s producer, Jeffrey Seller, confirmed the news to the New York Times, revealing that ultimately there could be as many as seven Hamilton companies, along with the one on the Great White Way.Vinyl’s Bobby Cannavale to Star Off-BroadwayOff-Broadway’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit just got even starrier! Two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale will perform on May 9, with Tony winner David Hyde Pierce set for May 16, Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo appearing on May 23 and George Takei scheduled for June 13. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.Date Set for August Wilson Monologue CompetitionKenny Leon and Jordan Roth have teamed up to bring us the Eighth Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, which will take place on May 2 at (fittingly!) Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from around the country performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. A panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the competitors and select a winner, who is set to receive a $1500 cash prize.James Corden & Jennifer Hudson’s Cheap DuetHave we mentioned that we’re beyond excited that James Corden will host this year’s Tonys on June 12? For his latest The Late Late Show bit on April 4, the Tony winner teamed up with The Color Purple’s Jennifer Hudson to duet on some popular tunes that don’t carry a price tag. Think “London Bridges.” Check out the fun video below—Broadway’s biggest night is in the safest of hands this year. View Comments Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016center_img Jonathan Groff in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) White Rabbit Red Rabbit Bobby Cannavalelast_img read more


Survey shows keen interest in pension fund for Dutch freelancers

first_imgNearly two-thirds of self-employed workers in the Netherlands – known as ‘zzp’ers’ – have expressed a “serious interest” in joining a collective pension scheme, according to a survey by APG subsidiary Loyalis.The income insurer said 60% of the 3,700 respondents said they were likely to participate in its new scheme, with 10% saying they would definitely join.The survey was conducted among the members of industry organisations Zelfstandigen Bouw, Stichting ZZP Nederland, PZO-ZZP and FNV Zelfstandigen.Loyalis said two-thirds of those expressing an interest in the scheme indicated they wanted to contribute a variable amount, depending on their annual turnover. It added that almost 17% wanted to limit their deposit to the maximum amount liable to tax deduction, while 12% said they preferred to contribute a fixed amount each year.Zzp’ers who said they would join expected to contribute an annual amount of €4,200 on average, whereas more than one-quarter planned to deposit more than this.They also wanted to accrue an annual pension income of €31,000 on average through the new scheme, and made clear they wanted to accrue an additional €11,000 on average through other means of pensions saving, according to Loyalis. Loyalis said it also found that a “substantial” number of zzp’ers had already built up pension assets, mainly through saving or investing.Approximately 36% had invested in property – usually their own home or business premises – while almost 30% had created a pensions reserve through an individual pension plan, annuity insurance or a tax-friendly life-course (levensloop) savings scheme.The collective pensions fund for the self-employed – announced by industry organisations in June – is to be launched on 1 January 2015.last_img read more


Junior grappler silent, but deadly

first_imgUWBadgers.comTucked away beneath the composed, relaxed stare of grappler Craig Henning’s icy blue eyes is a blazing confidence and impassioned fire that makes him the competitor he is.Henning, a junior from Chippewa Falls, probably won’t cause a stir in a crowd or elicit a commotion in a public setting. Heck, probably no one would notice his presence at all. He is shy. He is quiet. He is reserved. Put Henning out on the mat for seven minutes under the soft glow of the stadium lights where nothing but his opponent at hand matters, and it’s a different story. He will captivate the entire audience with an unbeknownst tenacity and grit. “I work at going hard in all seven minutes — always moving, always making him move — getting him tired and just going all out,” Henning said.No matter the score, Henning remains in control — something Wisconsin head coach Barry Davis says is a unique trait to have. “He wrestles so relaxed, people don’t understand,” Davis said. “I never see him panic out [on the mat] in tough situations, he’s always relaxed, always in control. If the match is close or tight, he [has the] same facial expressions. So he’s fun to watch in that regard.” While Henning may not let his coaches or teammates know what he’s thinking, his lead-by-example attitude in both practice and matches is why the Wisconsin coaching staff named him co-captain. “[Henning] comes into the room prepared, ready to work hard and compete,” Davis said. “I mean the other guys say ‘hey, look at this guy, [he] doesn’t say a whole lot, but when you watch him compete, he rises to the occasion.’ That’s leadership.”You don’t have to be outspoken to be a great leader.”Even Henning admits that public speaking, let alone speaking at all, isn’t his forte. “Yeah, I’m more of a quiet guy, but I lead by more as an example, not necessarily by my words, so in that way I just kind of hope that people see the way I’m working and doing on the side and hopefully they catch onto it,” he said. “I don’t push anyone per se, but I always get into the back of their head that they should be doing extra stuff.”Wanting a head start on some sort of extra-curricular activity, and because his dad’s sport of choice, basketball, didn’t begin until the fifth grade, a young and impatient Henning opted to try one that was offered to first graders. The sport, of course, was wrestling. Unlike a team sport such as basketball, wrestling is solely about the individual and his opponent. That’s the reason why Henning loves the sport so much and has continued with it since first grade. “I like how when you get out on the mat, it’s just you against one other guy,” Henning said. “You can’t look at somebody else and say ‘ah, well if he would have done something, then maybe we could have won.’ It’s all about you once you’re on that mat. You don’t have to worry about anybody else. If you lose, there’s only one person that you can really blame and that’s yourself.” Despite a strong sophomore campaign where he earned All-American honors at 157 lbs. for his eighth-place finish at nationals while leading the team in wins with a 29-10 overall records, Henning felt like he should have done better. In both the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships, Henning failed to finish higher than his pre-seeding, and in the case of the Big Ten Tournament, he finished three slots lower than his No. 2 pre-rank. But the soft-spoken Henning knows the experience gained from last season will propel him to new heights this year with the extra motivation to forget last season’s slip-up.”I didn’t exactly do as well as I had hoped to do,” Henning said. “Now I have wrestled, like, the top three guys all over the country, so I’m feeling confident in what I need to do in order to get to that next level and be on top of the stand.”Never one to pass up an opportunity to improve, Henning, who is ranked No. 4 heading into this year, puts in the extra work and hours lifting and training with the quiet confidence that his efforts will reap rewards. “Every day I try to come and be prepared and I try to take every day like it’s a match” Henning said. “Obviously I don’t want to lose any matches so I don’t try to take any time off and stuff. I just try to come to practice with the right frame of mind and ready to go. Get the right amount of sleep, right amount of nutrition — do all I can to wrestle as hard as I can every day.”If I can do that, I don’t think that there’s anyone in the nation that can touch me.”last_img read more